By Joe Orlando, CDCR Public Information Officer

In a letter to the Ventura Youth Correctional Facility , the mayor of Oxnard thanked the Youth Authority’s Community Labor Experience and Responsibility (CLEAR) Program for its participation in the community.

Oxnard mayor Tim Flynn said, “This program has demonstrated that small successes can have a huge impact. Something as small as painting faded curbs or cleaning up leaves , increases a sense of safety for our residents and brightens up our neighborhoods.”

Flynn also said the program shows the value of a true youth-community partnership and the benefits to both.

“The city of Oxnard and its residents wish to thank you for providing such a valuable program to the youth as well as to our community,” he said.